Yesterday Mr. Wonderful and the kids went for a quick, and brisk, ride around the lake. It was in the mid 50's and the kids were bundled up as if they were trekking through the tundra!
I finished wrapping presents and baked some eggnog bread while they were gone. It was nice and cozy inside the house, with the scent of the bread baking and Christmas music playing in the background. After they returned, with pink cheeks and cold noses, we had our traditional Christmas Eve pizza.
Mr. Wonderful and I woke up this morning at 8:00 am and sipped our coffee while leisurely browsing the paper before the kids (finally) woke up at 8:45!! This was the first time since our kids were born that we weren't awakened early by the children. I guess this means that it's official - we really are the parents of teenagers!
We had a quiet day with a wonderful meal at my parent's house, and the kids have been busy enjoying their gifts...
Speaking of gifts, everyone's favorite gift this year was courtesy of my mom. It's a Kleenex holder and it makes us all giggle every time we see it.
Because, you see? You pull the tissues out through the nose! You know, just like the ancient Egyptians pulled the....well, never mind.
Anyway, WE think it's funny.
And speaking of normal, or abnormal, or whatever...Look what I found in my son's turtle tank this afternoon.
IF YOU HAVE A DELICATE STOMACH, DISCONTINUE READING! IT'S NOT PRETTY!!!
Do you see it? Stretched out like a virginal sacrifice to the turtle gods to prevent the volcano from erupting is a poor dead lizard.
Let's take a closer look, shall we?
Is that normal?
Really, I want to know.
By the way, The Boy assured me that he found the poor dead lizard in that condition, and he just didn't think that "it should go to waste."
So there you go - Christmas at the VK's.
Perfectly normal, right?